Questions and Answers about Arizona Department of Corrections

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For people who exercise regularly, it is not difficult at all.

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Great. I work 4 10 hour shifts per week. I have Saturday, Sunday and Monday off each week.

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I worked 4 10 hour days

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98.6 hours a year, 152 ann hours per year, 80 hol hrs per year, and 40 sick family hrs per year.

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All staff who plan to become a Correctional Officer must attend COTA. It is approximately 9 weeks and covers all phases of the duties of a Correctional Officer from physical fitness, day to day duties, self defense and classes from Anger Management to First Aid and everything in between, as well as background checks and drug testing. Once you have completed your training, you will be assigned to a complex. There are approximately 9 (including Florence) across the state. They do try to assign you to the closest one in your area, if there are openings available.

Administrative positions applicants, after a background and drug test, will go thru New Employee Training if hired. There is also Training throughout the year, every year that all employees must attend.

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Overtime is offered periodically. The determination is made by each Complex which is filled by their staff first. Then other Complexes may send staff to fill the empty slots.

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I was proud of my service to the state. I always did my job to the best of my ability.

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